ABOUT THE SEASIDE ROTARY CLUB
Organized on December 4, 1947 , the Rotary Club of Seaside started with 39 members. The club draws its membership from the beach towns, from the Dover/Brick line to Island Beach State Park , Pelican Island and adjacent communities:
Annual fundraisers enable Seaside Rotary to offer charitable assistance to individuals and organizations in need, and to perform numerous service projects that enhance the quality of life of all of the shore communities.
This seaside area club welcomes men and women from diversified business and professional vocations. In its leadership role as a service organization, Seaside Rotary extends membership to people who will voluntarily and willingly dedicate themselves to the ideals of Rotary international and a commitment to "Service Above Self"
A Rotarians' life is guided by the 4-Way Test of the things they think, say and do:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build good will and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
SEASIDE ROTARY PROJECTS AND FUNDRAISERS
The Seaside Club is focused on helping those within our own communities as well as supporting projects that are global in scope. For over 50 years Seaside Rotary fundraisers have supported hundreds of worthy causes and charities.
Locally: Scholarships for college students - Furnishings for hospital rooms - the Flagpole in front of the Lavallette Gazebo - Island Jr. Baseball Scoreboard in Lavallette - Eye testing machines for area schools - Playground Equipment - Little League Sponsorship since 1957 - Boy Scouts - Girl Scouts - The local D.A.R:E. Programs - "Make a Difference Day" (project for local grammar school) - Planting dune grass - Christmas gifts for the needy - Food Pantry donations - Vocational Mentoring - Donating Defibrillators to local police & Beach Patrols - Wheelchairs for handicap beach use - Staffing “Simon’s Kitchen” - Host for exchange student from Argentina - Home club of Past District Governor, Pam Maguire (2003-2004) and a host of ongoing projects!!
Farther from Home: Foster Child Sponsoring - Money & supplies to a Dominican Republic Orphanage - The "Gift of Life Program" which brings children from third world countries for life-saving heart surgery at prestigious area hospitals - The Polio Plus Project working to eradicate Polio from the face of the earth. Disaster relief through the donation of shelter boxes (a large container that can be delivered or air dropped, containing a 10 person tent, small stove, cooking supplies, water purification and misc. items for survival)
The Seaside Rotary makes fundraising as enjoyable as possible: Organizing our annual Casino Night - Sponsoring the Cole Bros. Circus in August - Waiter Nights and 50/50's are just some of the ways to help sponsor community events and activities that may hold special appeal for a person who recognizes that giving is more rewarding than receiving. New ideas and projects are always welcomed.
Seaside Rotary Meetings
Thursdays 6:15p - 7:30p Hemingway's Cafe 612 Boulevard Seaside Heights
After an opening Pledge of Allegiance and saying of Grace, guests are introduced and dinner begins. Club projects and activities are planed and discussed: Good news about families and fellow Rotarians may be shared.
A guest speaker may come in to enlighten us about an interesting topic, or one of our own members might discuss developments in his or her field of expertise.
If you would like more information on the Rotary Club call:
Mark Callazzo Seaside Rotary Club Secretary 732-814-3034.
Veronica Cole Seaside Rotary Club President 732-996-2102